Fleet management specialist Trimble is to supply logistics solutions to the Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited (HPCL) to aid the transportation of finished products to locations across India.
HPCL will use Trimble’s (Sunnyvale, CA, USA) Fleet Management and Visual Cargo service in its outbound logistics fleet, according to a company statement.
Trimble says the technology will give HPCL (Mumbai, India) – which generates annual sales in excess of $34 billion – greater visibility of its transport logistics operations and help the company to increase fleet productivity, improve operational efficiencies, enhance fleet and driver safety and meet tight delivery timelines.
“Transportation and logistics in India is a fast-growing, complex market with fragmented ownership of vehicles,” said Rajan Aiyer, Trimble’s managing director for the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) region. “Shippers are dependent on multiple transporters to deliver goods.”
“To address this complexity, Trimble developed an enterprise-class fleet management solution for transporters combined with the Visual Cargo solution for shippers,” added Aiyer. “Its innovative access control mechanism offers trip-based visibility, alerting and reporting to relevant stakeholders across the supply chain.”
HPCL markets products through retail pumps as well as terminals and depots across India – with customers including personal vehicle owners commercial transport and logistics companies and a variety of heavy industries – and said it looked forward to a “long-term relationship” with Trimble.
“We are confident that Trimble’s solution can bring HPCL increased visibility and improved fleet management in the dynamic finished petro-products distribution market,” said Ron Konezny, the vice president of Trimble’s transportation and logistics business.
Trimble’s mobile solutions division was the fastest-growing part of its business last quarter, thanks mainly to higher revenue from transportation and logistics sales.
Overall mobile solutions revenue grew by 35%, to $113.6 million, compared with the same period in 2012, with Trimble’s total sales rising by 10%, to $556.5 million, over the same period.
Commenting on the results, Steven Berglund, Trimble’s chief executive, said he expected organic growth to improve in 2014 from the levels seen in 2013.